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by jdaw1
21:33 Sun 08 Jul 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wasn't there a potential one coming in July 2007?
Replies: 62
Views: 16018

You aren’t alone Conky.

You aren’t alone Conky.
by jdaw1
21:32 Sun 08 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: A Big Chunk of Cork.
Replies: 38
Views: 5730

Cork removal

Agreed. An excellent and most useful video.
by jdaw1
21:30 Sun 08 Jul 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2049
Views: 251442

M-dash

PC? Hold down Alt, and type 0151 on the numeric keypad. (If that doesn’t cope, change the NumLock setting.)

Mac? Good man: Shift-Option-hyphen.

Neither: copy-paste mine from above.

While you are at it, a pedant’s ellipsis is one character (“…” not ‟...”), being Alt-0133 or Option-;.
by jdaw1
18:39 Sun 08 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Good books on port
Replies: 59
Views: 12888

Good ideas. Broadbent has been my bible, but I have just ordered the Mayson book (Amazon link, .co.uk) and Howkins Rich, Rare and Red: A Guide to Port (.co.uk).
by jdaw1
18:21 Sun 08 Jul 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2049
Views: 251442

m-dash (‟”””) not a hyphen (‟-”)

Vintage Port - the only wine worth the wait Even I’m willing to acknowledge that this is a pedantic complaint (in other words, do consider the merits of not reading further), but that really should be an m-dash (‟ ”) not a hyphen (‟-”). Normally I wouldn’t say anything, but as we’re going to be s...
by jdaw1
16:07 Sun 08 Jul 2007
Forum: Organising Tastings and Get-togethers
Topic: Wasn't there a potential one coming in July 2007?
Replies: 62
Views: 16018

Placemats

As usual, if there’s a list of people and ports, I’ll do my thing.

People:
  • RR
  • LadyR
  • Derek T.
  • AHB
  • Alex K.
  • Uncle Tom
Ports:
  • Niepoort 1977
  • Quarles Harris 1977
  • Cockburn 1983
  • ? 1975
  • ? 1975
by jdaw1
13:51 Sat 07 Jul 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: We're on Google!
Replies: 118
Views: 35233

Google’s algorithm is secret

Google’s algorithm is secret. But it does attempt to spot over saturation: see, amongst many possibilities, this page.
by jdaw1
21:58 Fri 06 Jul 2007
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Very old fino
Replies: 10
Views: 2134

Tennants Extra

Yes, you know each other. I have met AHB only twice, and the rest of you never. You don’t know me from the random tramp round the corner (except that you might guess I don’t drink Tennants Extra). Hence I must be more careful about matters of reputation. Or maybe I’m just more paranoid. Back to the ...
by jdaw1
21:23 Fri 06 Jul 2007
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Very old fino
Replies: 10
Views: 2134

¿£?

Let me be very serious here. A precedent is being set that will encourage a flood of me-to people seeking free booze. I do not want to be labelled as such. Tom: you must PM me with the amount owed, which is to be the higher of: your purchase cost (plus interest if it was long ago); and the current ‘...
by jdaw1
19:13 Fri 06 Jul 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: We're on Google!
Replies: 118
Views: 35233

Well, there’s no harm in it being mentioned

Well, there’s no harm in it being mentioned from time to time in posts.
by jdaw1
19:08 Fri 06 Jul 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: We're on Google!
Replies: 118
Views: 35233

Keep usage natural.

Derek T. wrote:see if we can shoe-horn Vintage Port into as many of them as possible
Overdo it, and Mr. Google’s cunning algorithm asks itself what we are doing. That wouldn’t be good. Keep usage natural.
by jdaw1
18:59 Fri 06 Jul 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: We're on Google!
Replies: 118
Views: 35233

do we create a single post that has 1000 instances of the following block of text or would we have to create 1000 posts or threads with 1 block in each? Vintage Port Colhieta Quinta Aged Tawny Reserve Port Ruby Port Tawny Port Port Forum No. Google detects for ‘natural language’ use of things. Anyt...
by jdaw1
18:34 Fri 06 Jul 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: We're on Google!
Replies: 118
Views: 35233

Google: TPF at #4

by jdaw1
14:47 Fri 06 Jul 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: 1991 Morgan's After effects
Replies: 27
Views: 5620

Good move (to MD).

Good move (to MD).
by jdaw1
14:01 Fri 06 Jul 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2049
Views: 251442

Was that reply helpful?

this "will-to-live" sapping thread A difficult case. ‟Will to live” needs to be joined together, which can be done with hyphens. But then this compound thing needs to be joined with ‟sapping”. Possibilities include will-to-live-sapping (which fails to capture the two-level hierarchy); will-to-liv...
by jdaw1
11:51 Fri 06 Jul 2007
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Very old fino
Replies: 10
Views: 2134

Uncle Tom: thank you.

Uncle Tom: thank you.
by jdaw1
01:31 Fri 06 Jul 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2049
Views: 251442

Re: Derek T.’s “who's”

Luc wrote:People who are epileptic have more than 3 dots
Well, not literally. Try Alt-0133 on a PC, or option-semicolon on a Mac to get “…”.

Metaphorically, well, anything could happen.
by jdaw1
20:37 Thu 05 Jul 2007
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Welcome Lady Roots
Replies: 9
Views: 3297

Lady Roots: welcome.

Lady Roots: welcome.

This thread has won Derek T., from whom you shall be hearing much, yet another entry into that which passes for the TPF Hall of Shame.
by jdaw1
20:35 Thu 05 Jul 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2049
Views: 251442

Derek T.’s “who's”

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=1434#1434]Here[/url] Derek T. wrote:....and I have a rule that says "never hit on a girl who's husband is on the same forum"
The punishment should be harsher for not knowing that an ellipsis contains exactly three dots.
by jdaw1
20:32 Thu 05 Jul 2007
Forum: Port Conversations
Topic: Cheeky Vimtos!
Replies: 7
Views: 1394

Port and lemonade, eh love?

Port and lemonade, eh love?

Classic woman’s drink until, I believe, the 1960s.
by jdaw1
20:31 Thu 05 Jul 2007
Forum: Other Wines
Topic: Very old fino
Replies: 10
Views: 2134

The dryness sounds fantastic.

The dryness sounds fantastic.
by jdaw1
15:53 Thu 05 Jul 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Tasting Notes Section
Replies: 178
Views: 37576

Title = YYYY House

Title = YYYY House

Score represented as one of
  • UncleTomScore = 8/9
  • ParkerScore = 99
by jdaw1
15:25 Thu 05 Jul 2007
Forum: Beer, Spirits, Cigars, and Pork Pies
Topic: Cigars and Port.
Replies: 20
Views: 9825

I find port too sticky for cigars. Whisky better.

I find port too sticky for cigars. Whisky better.
by jdaw1
03:15 Thu 05 Jul 2007
Forum: Site Stuff
Topic: Give us a graphic
Replies: 45
Views: 10487

Link to apostrophe crime

by jdaw1
03:15 Thu 05 Jul 2007
Forum: Meaningless Drivel
Topic: Apostrophe crimes
Replies: 2049
Views: 251442

Conky’s apostrophe crime

[url=http://www.theportforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=1472#1472]Here[/url] Conky wrote:Could be genetic, as in, in your familys jeans.!